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Streaming with Oddcast

Change Log (This blog is being edited till completion):
a. 10 Sept, 2006 - Modified 3.1.4 to 3.1.8 (Error in Oddcast version)
b. Added solution2

Webcasting with Oddcast:
The installation of Oddcast 3.1.8 from oddsock.org proceeded fine, however I had some issues when streaming. I was able to resolve some issues, and am working on the rest.

Issues:
1. Could not find MP3 encoder
2. Could not record and save locally
3. Oddcast seems to be streaming audio from wave-out-mix even if I tell it to stream only from mic or line-in

Solutions:
1. The MP3 encoder was not visible because I did not select LAME encoder when installing Oddcast. By default it selects the Ogg Vorbis encoders but the LAME (for MP3), and AAC encoders have to be selected manually. I had to reinstall Oddcast with LAME selected, after which it worked fine.
2. Version 3.1.9 fixes the recording problem

Notes:
I streamed audio to Sandbox B at a bitrate of 64 Kbps. The voice sounded decent (I have a regular mic), but there was a slight (acceptable) delay.

Is there a way to record the stream on the server, so that I know how it sounded? If I try to listen to the stream on the same machine, Oddcast streams the audio from the stream back to it. I tried all options for audio input but it always streams anything coming to my SoundMAX sound card. Maybe I need to do some research on their forums.



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